Used Aircraft Guide


Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG

Certainly the sleekest-looking Cessna single, the Cardinal RG avoided the early controversy surrounding its fixed-gear sibling.

[IMGCAP(1)] To some eyes, the Cessna 177 Cardinal RG is the sleekest and most attractive piston single the manufacturer ever built. The Cardinal RG shares its fixed-gear siblingís strutless wing, rakish cowl and windshield, along with a seating position that lets the pilot see past the leading edge of the wing, while allowing all four occupants to ride in the shade.

Owners say that the Cardinal RG has many good points. Itís faster than most of its peers (Mooneys being the obvious exception), roomier than all but the Beech Sierra, and has a better useful load than the competition, to boot. However, there are some notorious problems that prospective buyers should be aware of before consider...

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